Airport Guide: Boracay/Caticlan Airport (MPH), Aklan Province, Philippines

Boracay Airport (IATA: MPH / ICAO: RPVE), also referred to as Caticlan Airport, is one of two airports serving the famous resort island of Boracay in the central Philippines.

This Airport Guide will take you through the whole experience of using this facility, from arrivals to departures and everything in between.

NOTE: This Airport Guide should only be used for general planning and reference purposes. Details may change at any moment and without prior notice.

CONTENTS

OVERVIEW

Airport name : Boracay Airport (used for branding purposes)
Also known as : Caticlan Airport (commonly used alternative name)
Less widely known as : Godofredo P. Ramos Airport (official name)
IATA code : MPH
ICAO code : RPVE
Country : Philippines
Destination served : Boracay
Routes served : Domestic
Runways : One
Terminals : Two – one for arrivals and one for departures
Passenger traffic (source) : 1,789,511 in 2019 (last full pre-pandemic year); 599,956 in 2021 (latest full year)
Links : Wikipedia

LOCATION

MPH operates out of two separate terminals: one exclusively for departures and another for arrivals. This was meant to be a temporary arrangement until the completion of a single, consolidated terminal building. However, the project’s been put on hold and it’s likely that the split operations will continue for the foreseeable future.

The terminals aren’t merely separate – they’re so far apart as to be in different, albeit neighbouring, towns. The arrivals terminal (in the municipality of Nabas) sits at the eastern tip of the runway, whereas the departures terminal (across the border in Malay) is positioned near the western end.

TERMINAL GUIDES

Departures (before security)

This encompasses the area of the departures terminal located before outbound security, including the check-in counters.

Click here or on the picture below to learn more.

Departures (after security)

This covers the restricted section of the departures terminal after outbound security, which is accessible only to passengers who have completed all pre-departure formalities. In the case of MPH, all of the terminal’s retail and dining options – as well as all of the boarding gates – are in this part of the building.

Click here or on the picture below to learn more.

Arrivals

This covers the separate terminal used by arriving passengers, from the disembarkation point to baggage reclaim.

Click here or on the picture below to learn more.

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